Scott City school district proposes $25 million upgrades

In western Kansas, a small town has grown so much it has put a strain on the local schools.

Now, the Scott City district is asking for $25 million for major upgrades.

“We have to keep investing in our schools. We can’t quit,” said Scott City resident Everett Green.

Taxpayers will vote for a mill levy increase this November to pay for the upgrades.

“Naturally whenever a bond proposal is brought up and the idea of raising property taxes is put forward, it’s a concern,” said Green.

But Green, whose daughter is entering first grade, says renovating and expanding the schools is worth a tax increase.

“Most definitely, especially at the elementary school, where I know they are really pressed for classrooms and space.”

Population growth in Scott City has led to overcrowding.

(Read more: KSN TV)